SEASON FINALE LIVE: Fantasy Things Draft 2022

Posted: August 14, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

It’s the end of the term, so Brett and Nazim are coming at you LIVE from an online google chatroom.  This episode grades our evergreen predictions from last summer, and sets forth new predictions for what is hoping will be a less bleak summer in 2023.  The Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court will return in October 2022.

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The 2022 SCOTUS Fall Line-Up

Posted: August 7, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode previews some of the cases that will be covered next term, including cases about Delaware, Voting Rights, the Chevron Doctrine, Andy Warhol, Native American Sovereignty, the Independent State Legislature Theory and Affirmative Action.  Your boys also discuss next week’s Live Season Finale Episode.  The law startst at (06:30).

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Last Call for Criminal Law

Posted: July 31, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

It’s the end the term, so this week’s episode ties up loose ends, which include: a mea culpa on cannon ownership (2:00); the plan so far for the Season Finale episode (5:00); discussion on Concepcion v. U.S. (how judge’s should interpret the First Step Act), Hemphill v. NY (whether there are exceptions to the Confrontation Clause, and Ruan v. U.S. (mens rea requirements for doctors violate drug distribution laws).

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Gorsuch and Tribal Sovereignty

Posted: July 24, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers three cases which discuss recent Supreme Court decisions on Native American Law and Tribal Sovereignty, including Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (holding that State law has criminal jurisdiction on tribal land), Denezpi v. U.S (holding that the Double Jeopardy clause does not bar successive prosecutions involving CFR courts) and Yselta Del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (holding that Texas does not have jurisdiction to regulate gaming activities on reservations).  Law starts at (1:30).

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Administra-VAGANZA!!!!

Posted: July 17, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s celebration of administrative law features two John Roberts Opinions; one of which suggests the Supreme Court is OK with the end of the world (West Virginia v. EPA) and also favors Biden’s half-baked use of Admin Law over Trump’s even-less baked use of Admin Law (Biden v. Texas).  Law starts at (3:15).

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The Hyperbole Police

Posted: July 10, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode discusses two cases in which the Supreme Court prioritized Free Exercise Clause rights over Establishment Clause rights.  Carson v. Makin states that Maine cannot provide a voucher system that excludes religious schools and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District states that a football coach cannot be barred from saying a silent prayer after a football game.  Brett and Nazim discuss both cases in detail and try to determine how influential these cases are from a big picture perspective.  Law starts from the beginning.

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Calvinball and the Second Amendment

Posted: July 3, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers New York Rifle and Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen, where the Supreme Court struck down a New York City gun law on grounds that it violated an new interpretation of the Second Amendment.  Brett and Nazim discuss how this case amends the standard and how much it affects States’ abilities to regulate guns. Law starts at (04:40).

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The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Decision

Posted: June 26, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode laments the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, including Brett and Nazim’s criticisms of the majority and concurring opinions, and a discussion on how this case alters the legacy of the justices and politicians involved.  The law starts from the beginning.

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The podcast returns strong off its summer bye week, covering three cases which deal with conservative majorities, including Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez (can a Circuit Court create bond hearings for detained immigrants), Garland v. Gonzalez (can detained immigrants sue the government to get bond hearings), and American Hospital Assoc. v. Becerra (how dead is the Chevron doctrine).  Law starts at (4:40).

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What We Do on the Shadow Docket

Posted: June 5, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers three Supreme Court Orders that don’t have long opinions, but cover interesting issues that may pop up a few years down the line.  This includes Netchoice LLC v. Paxton (instituting a stay on a Texas law that wants to ban social media platforms from banning Republicans), Louisianna v Biden (allowing an administrative agency to speculate the costs on greenhouse gases), and Guillen v. League of United Latin American Citizens (allowing depositions of Texas lawmakers for a Voting Rights Act case).  Law starts at (01:45).

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